We experience the world in 2 ways through Physical and Energetic body.
Our experiences through the physical body are Gross. They are through our senses – touch, feel, hear, smell and the visuals.Gross body is detected by the naked eyes because the vibrations of the particles/atoms vibrating at a much slower pace. These experiences are usually similar in people.
Our experiences through Energetic body are much subtler in nature. It is through our thoughts, emotions and feelings.We can’t see the energetic bodies due to the vibrational nature of those bodies. They vibrate at a very high speed for the eyes to create a form. The subtle body experience are personal and subjective. It totally depends on how deeply the person got affected due to a particular incident.
There is always an interplay between our gross and energy body at all times.
Whatever I see through my eyes, taste through my tongue, listen from ears, touch through my skin, smell through my nose creates an experience in turn giving birth to an emotion.
To give you an example of gross to subtle body experience:
When a child sees fire for the first time he has no clue that it can burn his hand. When he touches the fire and burnt his fingers, it has created an experience and emotion has taken birth. Now the next time whenever the child will look at the fire, that feeling will surface in him in order to give him a subtle warning to be careful.
A persons sees a beautiful color velvet. He touches it and feels the softness in his hands. It comforts him and gives him an experience. Next time whenever he will come across a similar cloth the feeling of that soft comfort will surface.
There is an interplay of gross and subtle energy here. Gross body experienced it then created a subtle energy. Later this subtle energy surfaces whenever it is in presence of a similar situation.
Experience of Subtle body to the physical body.
Say, I have gone through a bad relationship with a person, next time around whenever I will face that person I will have some bodily reaction.Or if I had a wonderful time with my friends. That experience will be felt in my body whenever I will think of those happy moments.
The emotional experiences I have had with different people will create different gross experiences for me.
There is a constant interaction between both the energies within ourselves and with the outside world, with the living and non-living beings. Things we use, situations we come across, people we meet.
These interactions can create an overload on our energetic system as well as the physical body. As we eat the right kind of food and perform the exercises to keep the physical body function at its optimum, it is important to keep the subtle body healthy through certain practices.
P.S. I will be talking more about these practices in the next blog post.